Anthony Knockaert joins Fulham on a permanent deal

Anthony Knockaert joins Fulham on a permanent deal from Brighton, following a loan spell at the west London club.

The French winger moved to Craven Cottage on loan last July and has scored three goals for the club in the Championship this season. He has signed a deal which runs until summer 2023, with an option for a further 12 months.

Knockaert, 28, told Fulham’s official website: “I’m happy to continue the adventure with Fulham for three more years.

“I’m really excited for the remainder of this season and hopefully we can achieve our goal of being promoted to the Premier League.

“I’ve had a good time here since I joined the club and I’m looking forward to the future.”

Fulham are fourth in the Championship after a 1-0 win at Nottingham Forest on Tuesday, strengthened their hold on a play-off position.

Tony Khan is pleased with this deal

Vice-chairman, Tony Khan, said: “I’m pleased to announce that we’ve exercised our option to convert Anthony Knockaert’s loan agreement to a permanent, and now Anthony will be with us at Fulham for the future.

“Anthony has become important to our squad since his arrival.

“Our loan deal with Brighton expired this month, and exercising our option ensures that Anthony will be with us for the remainder of our push for promotion this season and beyond.”

Brighton manager Graham Potter said: “The move has worked out well for Anthony, and I would like to wish him well for the remainder of the season and for the future.

“There’s no doubting his contribution to this club, as part of the promotion-winning team in 2017, and those first two seasons in the Premier League.

“On behalf of everyone at the club, I would like to thank him for his achievements.”

The Cottagers still have a lot of work to do to return to the Premier League, but the news that Anthony Knockaert joins Fulham on a permanent deal surely pleased their fans.

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